How would your family like to be a part of setting a world record? The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library is hoping to set a record for the most people reading a poem, and they need your help! The Library is set to host a Record-Setting Poetry Reading on Thursday, June 27 at 5:45 p.m. for students entering grades K-5 and their families.
Radio Disney is set to kick off the night with a performance that will definitely get the crowd going at 5:45 p.m., and then the fun continues with the reading of “A Worm in My Pocket” by Jodee Samano at 6:45 p.m. The poem is not boring or dry- it’s a funny one that the whole family will love!
The night continues after the reading with different crafts, a story time, food, and different activities for kids inside the library. Numerous prizes will be awarded and even more fun for readers at any age.
At the end of the night, there will also be a chance to register for the Summer Reading Clubs of The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. This event marks the start of these programs which are intended to promote children’s reading and literacy.
There is no registration necessary to participate in the event, so come out and help set the record and support the children of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library!
Want to start practicing? Here are the verses to the poem:
rainy day on my way home from school,
I found a big worm and thought it was cool.
I picked up the worm with my bare hand,
held it up high thinking how grand!
The worm was so cute and wiggled a lot,
I put him in my pocket to show Mom what I’d caught.
What will she say when I show her my find?
Will she let me keep it? I hope she won’t mind.
Mom was in the kitchen when I showed her what I’d found.
She screamed, “No, way! Put it back in the ground!”
Now I’m so angry, she always says “No”,
If she won’t let me keep it, then I will just go!
So me and my worm packed a sandwich or two,
ran out the door and down the street we both flew.
We walked to the park and sat on a bench,
I pulled out my worm and noticed a stench.
He looked kind of floppy, but wiggled a bit,
I thought, “Oh my Gosh, my worm is not fit!”
I laid him in the dirt and let him go free.
I guess that my pocket was not the best place to be